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bumalo bummalo bumaloti bummaloti a small marine Asiatic fish used in India as a relish; aka Bombay duck. [Marathi bombil]. N.B. BUMALO and BUMMALO do not change in the plural: no —S hook!
gadi gaddi the cushioned throne of an Indian ruler.
kokum an E. Indian tree. [Marathi kokam, mangosteen].
mongoose mungoose an Indian animal of the civet family, a great slayer of snakes and rats. [Marathi mangus]. Pl. of MONGOOSE can be MONGOOSES or MONGEESE, but the pl. of MUNGOOSE can only be MUNGOOSES. There is a French form MANGOUSTE.
surra a trypanosome disease of the blood in horses. [Marathi sura, wheezing].
tutenag an alloy of zinc, copper etc. [Marathi tuttinag].

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